A Marxist, transmasculine re-imagining of the life of Jack Sheppard, notorious 18th century English thief, as a rollicking and bawdy historical adventure-romance, with a side of academic satire. By Jordy Rosenberg. New York Times editors choice and a New Yorker best book of the year.
A look at the paradoxical life and work of evil power broker Roy Cohn. A new HBO documentary looks at the dirty trickster who helped send the director’s grandparents to their execution. NYT review. [more inside]